OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 points, including two free throws with 16.4 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors held off a late Portland charge to beat the Trail Blazers 103-97 on Friday night.
David Lee added 24 points and 10 rebounds and helped shut down Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge in a matchup of two of the top power forwards in the Western Conference.
The Warriors led by 20 in the second half before Portland rookie and Oakland native Damian Lillard nearly rallied the Blazers. Lillard scored 17 of his career-high 37 points in the fourth quarter and made a 3-pointer that cut Golden State’s lead to 100-97 with 22.5 seconds remaining.
Curry then made two free throws and Jarrett Jack added one to help seal the win for the Warriors.